SoCal Native, KANIN, from Compton Wants People to Know “All Hail” on His Latest Freestyle Video Release

SoCal Native, KANIN, from Compton Wants People to Know “All Hail” on His Latest Freestyle Video Release

Antonio “KANIN” White has released his newest single, “All Hail (Freestyle)”, a track specifically created to deliver Kanin’s message of solidarity with true hip-hop. Kanin says, “This is a proclamation of me arriving into the rap game, ready for war and battle with any artist or rapper who uses today’s lame gimmicks and so called rap styles. I come from an era and background where we take pride in our words and lyrics and so ‘All Hail’ is a representation of this. It’s to saying, ‘I’m not your new age mumble rapper, I am a writer and a poet with a message and that message is Real is Back’.
This will be Kanin’s first release since his previous hit record, “All Eyes On Me”. Kanin originally came to notoriety after collaborating with Grammy Award winning superstar, Kendrick Lamar, for his track  “Winner Circle” from Kanin’s Old School New Sense EP.
As for the “All Hail (Freestyle)” video concept, it’s a nod to an old YouTube parody by a digital personality named “Supa Hot Fire”. The setting of Supa Hot Fire’s videos revolved around “pretend rap battles” with a staged crowd that supported any verse he would say, even if it was absolutely horrible. The idea is to compare this parody to today’s “modern” rappers that are trending from gimmicks. Video Producer, Saul Luzeus of Good Vibe Crew, felt like it would be the perfect visual concept to match the message in the song, “All Hail, Kanin is here.”
“All Hail (Freestyle)” is available on all musical platforms including, Spotify, Apple Music, SoundCloud, and Google Play. The video is available on Kanin’s official YouTube channel.
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Good Vibe Crew’s Rugby Wild Releases New Single “Avenue”

Rugby Wild of the independent record label, Good Vibe Crew, is releasing his newest single, “Avenue”, as a nod to hip-hop in the Spring. This mellow, head-nodding track serves as the perfect tune for vibing out no matter what coast you’re on. Rugby Wild says, “Avenue is my idea of a perfect day where it seems like nothing matters.” Coming off the success of his earlier releases like “Scuffs”, “Chevy”, and “Topanga”, Rugby Wild wanted to release a track that would seamlessly carry through the Spring season and have his followers ready for a Summer anthem.

Along with the single’s release is a music video that helps capture the essence of “Avenue” and showcase Rugby Wild’s personal energy through a city backdrop with his friends. Filmed in Newark, NJ, the visual offers a glimpse into Rugby’s life and how he and his friends would typically hang out in the streets of the East Coast.

“Avenue”  releases on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 and can be streamed on all musical platforms including, Spotify, Apple Music, Tidal, and Google Play. The video will be available on Rugby Wild’s official VEVO channel on May 1st.

Stream “Avenue” – Rugby Wild today.

Costero Provides A Taste of California, Just Minutes From LAX

Costero Provides A Taste of California, Just Minutes From LAX

Costero is a California bistro and bar that provides a wide range of delectable small plates, comforting soups and flavorful main courses that will have guests coming back for more. The man to credit the delicious dishes and wine pairings is Executive Chef Collin Smelser, an East Coast native who has embraces all good things that come from California farms and vineyards.

A true hidden gem so close to LAX, Costero is perfect for locals, groups of all sizes and solo travelers alike. Speaking of those large groups, the restaurant offers two fantastic options: one semi-private room that seats up to 10, and one private room complete with AV equipment and collapsible wall for up to 25 guests (pictured below). Both spaces are complimentary to use when reserved and the menu can be pre-selected.

Photo Credit: Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

Our resident Food + Lifestyle Editor, Ely recently had the honor of experiencing a private media dinner which showcased Chef Collin’s tack for transforming casual ingredients into gorgeously and meticulously plated must try dishes.

First Course


Bellwether Farms Ricotta & County Line Harvest Bloomsdale Spinach Tortellini
Paired with: Joel Gott Sauvignon Blanc

Second Course


Smoked Brandt Beef Short RIb
Paired with: Daou Cabernet Sauvignon From Paso Robles

Surprise Course! 


Olive Cake With Vanilla Bean & Candied Blood Oranges
Paired with: a Hefeweizen with an orange slice

Third Course


California Cheese Plate
Paired with: Justin Obtuse Port-Style Wine

More About Chef Smelser

Three years prior to joining Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel, Chef Smelser was executive sous and executive chef at the luxurious Chase Park Plaza, a luxury high-rise hotel in Downtown St. Louis, Mo. Highly accomplished, Chef Smelser’s wide repertoire of cooking includes infusing casual fare with deluxe flair and designing thrilling haute cuisine masterpieces, all with a definite Southern California focus on fresh, local ingredients with bold, inviting flavors. Every day he’s is in the kitchen, a new, stunning dish is created.

“We are trying to transform people’s perception of hotel restaurants,” says Chef Smelser. “When people come to dine at Costero or to grab a bite at the bar, we want them to have an elevated experience with gourmet dishes that they wouldn’t expect at a hotel. Instead of overwhelming diners with a huge menu selection, we have taken a different approach by carefully curating an exclusive menu with options that will entice one’s taste buds.” (Originally quoted from Food Newsfeed)

Photo Credit: Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles

The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles has recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation which included plush updates to their 802 guest rooms and suites, heated outdoor pool, 24/7 fitness center and the Sheraton Club. SPG members enjoy 24/7 access to the Sheraton Club Lounge which includes complimentary continental breakfasts, even hors d’oeuvres and panoramic views of LAX. Guests can also take advantage of the hotel’s complimentary shuttle service to and from the Los Angeles International Airport.

So be sure to recommend at the Sheraton Gateway the next time clients want to stay close to the airport and/or you’re in the mood of a delicious dinner after landing.

Costero California Bar & Bistro located at Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel
6101 West Century Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045
www.sheratonlax.com

For reservations, contact: (310) 642-4820 or reserve online at www.sheratonlax.com/costero.

Ely Anne Vedar

Food & Lifestyle Editor

While California feels like it’s always been her home, Hawaii, San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Philippines are just a few places Ely Anne has lived thus cultivating her lifelong appetite for finding, trying and sharing new adventures, especially through food and wellness activities. She loves how food can always bring people together – anywhere, any time – and that’s what fuels her passion for public relations and marketing. Ely finds it invigorating to have a hand in seeing brands thrive in their community by using her PR, marketing and event production skills. She is also a regular Editor for SoCal Magazine and other digital publications.

The SGV Receives A New Level of Luxury at The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel

The SGV Receives A New Level of Luxury at The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel

Now taking reservations: world-class luxury and state of the art technology can now be found in the heart of the San Gabriel Valley at the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel; featuring unrivaled accommodation, meeting space, catering, restaurants and bar.

Featuring 288 elegantly appointed rooms and suites, EST. Prime Steakhouse, transcending the quintessential steakhouse with top-quality, imported steaks and fresh seafood, the highly anticipated Chinese import, Ba Shu Feng, opening in spring, 24-hour fitness center with yoga space and Sheraton Club Lounge for the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) frequent, loyal traveler. Not to mention the in-lobby Starbucks, Afternoon High Tea every Friday through Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m and additional programming to be announced.

This Sheraton will be the first in the US hotel industry to tout eight TUG robots developed by Aethon, the leading provider of autonomous mobile robots. Visitors to the 288-room stylish hotel will be greeted by Aethon’s four-foot high, friendly-looking innovative TUG robots whether looking for directions to elevators or receiving an in-room delivery. More information and photos of the in-house robotic staff will be available after the hotel’s private grand opening event on Thursday.

“Having eight robots is a first for the US hotel industry, and we know our TUG robots will be an approachable, cutting-edge addition to the world-class service guests expect at Sheraton properties,” said Wanda Chan General Manager. “Robots are the next wave of hospitality technology and we believe our overnight guests and those in the local San Gabriel community will find the robots to be intriguing and fun.”

Guests are also invited to experience the hotel’s spa, Beverly Hills New Life Beauty & Wellness, which has four comfortable treatment rooms to enjoy treatments such as Deep Tissue Massages, Ultrasonic Facials and custom health and wellness plans to rejuvenate the senses. Creative cocktails and lightbites are available to enjoy after treatments on the second floor by the atrium.

The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel is located at 303 East Valley Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA 91776. Reservations can be made at www.SheratonLASanGabriel.com or over the phone at 1-800-325-3535. For corporate packages, meetings and event, please contact Director of Sales and Marketing, Fred Kokash, at 626.607.2006 or email fkokash@sheratonlasangabriel.com.

“I Am Awesome” By Garcelle Beauvais Book Reading & Signing at WeVillage Los Angeles

Actress, Producer, and Author, Garcelle Beauvais hosted a live book reading and signing at WeVillage Flexible Childcare in Sherman Oaks earlier this month on Saturday February 3rd.

Families in attendance were able to meet Garcelle, hear her story of why the I Am… book series was created from her own experiences as a mother accompanied by a reading of the book and enjoy free play in the amazing 3,000 sq ft WeVillage Flexible Childcare center.

Fellow celeb parents and kids, Ali Landry, Linsey Godfrey, Leila Gharache, Benjamin Akili Patterson among others were also in attendance.

Guests were also treated to sponsored refreshments by Brew Dr. Kombucha; Made Good; Sprout Organic Foods; and Plum Organics.

WeVillage is a modern space custom-designed to engage young minds. From infant care to preschool, after school programs and homework help; from school break day camps to organic meals and even French lessons, WeVillage’s got it all covered.

WeVillage Flexible Childcare is at 13335 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Dine At Osteria Bigoli and Feel Like Chef Claudio Marchesan Is Cooking Just For You

Dine At Osteria Bigoli and Feel Like Chef Claudio Marchesan Is Cooking Just For You

Looking for a more traditional meal that packs a lot of flavor without having to fly to Italy? Look no further than Chef Claudio Marchesan’s Osteria Bigoli on Montana Ave in Santa Monica.

While we’re still dreaming about the tender veal loin chop paired perfectly with the house red, what has me looking forward to my next visit is how Chef Claudio makes sure to greet each guest like family. During our dinner at the cozy restaurant, Chef not only came out and spoke with each party but often knew at least one guest by name and is just opener to the northeast Italian specialities that await you within the menu.

Chef Claudio in his element. Photo Credit: @osteriabigoli

Chef Claudio has been serving Osteria Bigoli “old world new” favorites at such as veal loin chop, chicken parm, and other classic Italian favorites since 2016 and has quickly become the go-to place for a delicious meal in a cozy atmosphere that really does feel you stepped right into Chef’s home.

With option including paleo, roasted meats, sustainable fish, grass-fed Angus Flat Iron steak and marinated vegetables, Chef Claudio’s favorite indigents shine. Veal and pork meatballs are prepared  “old school” with a rich Pomodoro sauce and fresh parmesan. Well worth a drive over to the westside for a proper supper!

More information about the must-try restaurant’s Valentine’s Day offerings, live cooking demonstration classes and more curated by Chef Claudio and loyal 20 year business partner Mark Arreola coming soon.

Osteria Bigoli is located at 714 Montana Ave. Santa Monica, CA and is open Tue – Sat, 5:30 pm – 10 pm; Sun, 5 pm – 9:30 pm. Visit www.bigoliosteria.com for more information. 

Ely Anne Vedar

Food & Lifestyle Editor

While California feels like it’s always been her home, Hawaii, San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Philippines are just a few places Ely Anne has lived thus cultivating her lifelong appetite for finding, trying and sharing new adventures, especially through food and wellness activities. She loves how food can always bring people together – anywhere, any time – and that’s what fuels her passion for public relations and marketing. Ely finds it invigorating to have a hand in seeing brands thrive in their community by using her PR, marketing and event production skills. She is also a regular Editor for SoCal Magazine and other digital publications.

Volkswagen Celebrates With A Holiday Drive In Screening of Elf

Volkswagen Celebrates With A Holiday Drive In Screening of Elf

After a successful LA Auto Show, Volkswagen got a jumpstart on the holidays by hosting a Drive-In Event where they screened “Elf” on Sunday December 16 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA.

Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jennifer Graylock & Justin Edmonds

Celebrity guests included newlyweds Dancer and Actress Julianne Hough and professional Ice Hockey Player Brooks Laich who got into the holiday spirit while they posed for photos.

Photo Credit: Getty Images / Jennifer Graylock & Justin Edmonds

All guests got a hands on chance to check out Volkswagen’s three fully electric concept vehicles: I.D., I.D. BUZZ and I.D. CROZZ. Early birds even got to experience from inside VW’s latest models!

Photo Credit: Ely Anne Vedar

The family friendly evening served up drive-in classics hot dogs, sliders, popcorn and ice cream; paired with keepsake VW blankets and lawn chairs.

Photo Credit: Ely Anne Vedar

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world’s largest producers of passenger cars and Europe’s largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, CC, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, Tiguan Limited and Touareg vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at www.vw.com or media.vw.com to learn more.

Ely Anne Vedar

Fashion & Lifestyle Editor

While California feels like it’s always been her home, Hawaii, San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Philippines are just a few places Ely Anne has lived thus cultivating her lifelong appetite for finding, trying and sharing new adventures, especially through food and wellness activities. She loves how food can always bring people together – anywhere, any time – and that’s what fuels her passion for public relations and marketing. Ely finds it invigorating to have a hand in seeing brands thrive in their community by using her PR, marketing and event production skills.

Vanessa Lachey Helps Introduce The New Chrysler Pacifica At The 110th LA Auto Show

Vanessa Lachey Helps Introduce The New Chrysler Pacifica At The 110th LA Auto Show

The 110th LA Auto Show is always filled with surprises along with brand new cars and models and Chrysler had a special treat for celeb moms and all parents alike.

Photo Credit: Scott Hirko

TV host by day, and mom around the clock Vanessa Lachey helped introduce the Chrysler Pacifica and its reinvention of the minivan with unprecedented levels of functionality, versatility, technology and bold styling.

Photo Credit: Scott Hirko

Helping introduce the Pacifica’s new features were the Chrysler Pacifikids and the California State Bear! The Pacifica Hybrid takes this revolutionary vehicle a step further with its class-exclusive, innovative hybrid powertrain. It’s the first electrified vehicle in the minivan segment and achieves 84 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) in electric-only mode and 33 miles of all-electric range. The Pacifica Hybrid has all the same great features available in the gas model along with the Uconnect Theater rear seat entertainment system.

Photo Credit: Scott Hirko

Along with more surprise guests like Speechless’ Actor Micah Fowler and mom favorite Cookie Monster.

Photo Credit: Scott Hirko

Photo Credit: Scott Hirko

The family focused event served up delicious recipes by Top Chef Junior Contestants Maxine and Rahanna.

Ely Anne Vedar

Fashion & Lifestyle Editor

While California feels like it’s always been her home, Hawaii, San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Philippines are just a few places Ely Anne has lived thus cultivating her lifelong appetite for finding, trying and sharing new adventures, especially through food and wellness activities. She loves how food can always bring people together – anywhere, any time – and that’s what fuels her passion for public relations and marketing. Ely finds it invigorating to have a hand in seeing brands thrive in their community by using her PR, marketing and event production skills.

Meaku Premieres New Video For Banana at Blue Moon Hookah Lounge

Nigerian-American International Pop, RnB & Afro Beats artist Meaku recently released a music video for his smash hit “Banana” in downtown LA at the hip Blue Moon Hookah Lounge. The single “Banana” written and performed by Meaku and produced by JB Minor, has reached impressive streaming numbers on the underground online music circuit. The video’s visuals capture the tune’s essence by including an ode to the iconic Josephine Baker, along with imagery of African culture, dance and a taste of humor.
An open bar provided by Star Tender and complimentary Nigerian Jollof and plantain added to the festive spirit of the party as did a photo booth area provided by Opulen Photobooth. As the video premiered the crowd cheered Meaku and his production team on a job well done.  There was even an emotional surprise birthday video and cake presented to the man of the hour that brought the rising start to tears and showed of a side of him not often shared with mainstream media.

The yellow fruit themed event was produced by LaMay Day Productions and Events with Edna.
Watch, follow and share the “Banana” video here: https://youtu.be/ymL5BWDwGqU

Pilates+Sip at LA’s First Distillery

Sunday Funday’s sweat sessions are only made better when it starts off with Pilates & Sips! Set inside LA’s very first distillery, opened in Downtown Pilates+Sip is a great way to have an accessible, social, workout experience to DTLA. Pilates & Sip is an opportunity to  build core strength, increase flexibility and boost endurance followed by post practice socializing with all-natural Greenbar Distillery organic spirits. A fun balance of work and play, Pilates & Sip is a great pre-brunch adventure that will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed lead by Trainer Mari Porter.

  • Date: Sunday October 29 2017
  • Start time: 11am – 12.45pm
  • Price: $39.99
    • Save $10 with Early Bird Coupon Code: SIPONSUNDAY
  • Location: Greenbar Distillery, 2459 E 8th St, Los Angeles, California, 90021

Reserve your spot today! https://greenbardistillery.com/visit-distillery/pilates-sip/

 

Ely Anne Vedar

Fashion & Lifestyle Editor

While California feels like it’s always been her home, Hawaii, San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Philippines are just a few places Ely Anne has lived thus cultivating her lifelong appetite for finding, trying and sharing new adventures, especially through food and wellness activities. She loves how food can always bring people together – anywhere, any time – and that’s what fuels her passion for public relations and marketing. Ely finds it invigorating to have a hand in seeing brands thrive in their community by using her PR, marketing and event production skills.

Jorge Ayala at PERI.A Trunk Show Alert

Jorge Ayala at PERI.A Trunk Show Alert

PERI.A Los Angeles will be hosting a special trunk show for Designer Jorge Ayala this Thursday October 26th.

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The namesake ready-to-wear label, Jorge Ayala Paris, is founded in Paris by Mexico-born Ayala in 2013. Created for the daring and outspoken, Ayala takes a novel architectural approach to design, merging often different patterns, prints and textiles.

Jorge Ayala will be customizing limited edition denim styles designed for PERI.A exclusively at the event.

Guests will also be able to enjoy champagne, light bites, and music from 4p-8p at PER.A located at 146 N. Robertson Blvd.

Space is limited so RSVP today peria@autumncommunications.com.

Fashion & Coding Come Together at CS+X Dress Code Event At Google Venice

Fashion & Coding Come Together at CS+X Dress Code Event At Google Venice

For it’s third installment, the CS+X event series presented the Google Dress Code event at Google’s Venice offices on a recent Thursday evening.

In collaboration with The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT), Miss Bella Graham Consulting, and Eileen Brown Kahn Consulting, Google presented a special event for high school students from the greater Los Angeles area that allowed them to explore how computer science can take many forms into our everyday lives, specially in fashion technology!

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Google

Photo Credit: SoCal Mag / Ely Anne Vedar

Photo Credit: SoCal Mag / Ely Anne Vedar

Students were than treated to Freeform’s The Fosters’ Cierra Ramirez introducing opening remarks by Google’s Head of CS in Media Multicultural Strategy, Daraiha Greene followed by a Keynote Speech by Founder and CEO of PlayWerks and WhizGirls Academy, Lecturer at USC Viterbi and Gamer Shirin Salemnia.

The evening’s first panel, “CS+Fashion Industry Panel” treated students in attendance to life steering career advice from industry leaders (Pictured below left to right): 3D Designer, Entrepreneur, Digital Sculptor and Co-Founder, Pixsweet – Janne Kyttanen; Jacquard by Google’s Experience Design Lead, Nina Walia; Dalia MacPhee, Celebrity Fashion Designer and Tech Innovator; 22 year old Nina Vir, Founder and CEO of Daily Dress Me; and Digital Media Strategist and Fashion Influencer, Ishmael Mayhew; Moderated by Bria Sullivan, a Software Engineer at Google.

Photo Credit: Getty Images for Google

The “Tech Style Influencers Panel” rounded off the evening with insights from (Pictured below left to right): Moderated by Jon Youshaei, a Product Marketing Manger at Google; Fashion Designer and Editor-in-Chief of Fashionlyfe.com and the BritxBrat2Fashion YouTube Channel Brittany Dke; Digital Media Strategist (Coding)/Fashion Branding Mentor, Jon Phenom; YouTuber and Owner of LA Sunnies, Ale La Chula; YouTube star, Cloe Couture; and Fashion, Lifestyle and Travel Influencer, Darren Moulden.

Visit g.co/csedu to learn more about Google’s mission to increase CS opportunities for all – regardless of gender, ethnicity, geography, or socio-economic level – and aim to inspire young people everywhere not just to use technology, but to create it.

Ely Anne Vedar

Fashion & Lifestyle Editor

While California feels like it’s always been her home, Hawaii, San Francisco, Las Vegas and the Philippines are just a few places Ely Anne has lived thus cultivating her lifelong appetite for finding, trying and sharing new adventures, especially through food and wellness activities. She loves how food can always bring people together – anywhere, any time – and that’s what fuels her passion for public relations and marketing. Ely finds it invigorating to have a hand in seeing brands thrive in their community by using her PR, marketing and event production skills. ely@elyagency.com